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TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-21-2011, 07:01 AM
Played some points today, here are the results, not a lot of rallies though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrquJRhZ2Dg&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w10cAmO7yw&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRPsX3Gv9UY&feature=player_detailpage








Ill post some videos of my return game later on.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-21-2011, 01:49 PM
I guess people are tired of my videos :)

dman72
10-21-2011, 01:55 PM
It's not fun having to look at a tubby guys butt crack.

rkelley
10-21-2011, 02:12 PM
I watched them. Good serving and some good forehands. Seeing some longer points would be nice, but you guys were hitting pretty hard.

WildVolley
10-21-2011, 02:20 PM
I watched the last one. Your opponent has a very nice 2hbh, especially up the line on the return. Your big serve was bailing you out.

Your serve is still definitely a weapon, but I might have tried to hit the second serve at his body the way he was driving those backhand returns.

USERNAME
10-21-2011, 02:47 PM
I still like the service motion...

Devilito
10-21-2011, 03:17 PM
why am i watching tennis through an electron slit experiment?

dozu
10-21-2011, 03:25 PM
I think that is a spy camera.

Rock Strongo
10-21-2011, 04:07 PM
Real men move forward:D

In fairness though, that serve. Most pro's would probably want that serve.

There isn't much I can say because I can only see 1/26 of the court...

arche3
10-21-2011, 04:21 PM
Tilt the camera landscape. So we can see better?

Magic of tennis
10-21-2011, 04:46 PM
I think that is a spy camera.

lol I wonder why they put spy camera in tennis court. It should be in WalMart or Target stores

chenc
10-21-2011, 04:54 PM
As mentioned, you might want to consider clothing that that fit better if you want more response.

Ducker
10-22-2011, 12:55 AM
Alot of weight behind those serves ill give you that lol

atac
10-22-2011, 01:45 AM
You look like the Michelin Man, or that marshmallow guy on Ghostbusters.

vincent_tennis
10-22-2011, 02:11 AM
It's not fun having to look at a tubby guys butt crack.

+1

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TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-22-2011, 06:58 AM
Alright...

What does this tell you about yourself??
That you would be bagelled by a "tubby" or a "michelin man"

Go practice

MarinaHighTennis
10-22-2011, 09:35 AM
You have a nice serve and groundstrokes and by experience I've only seen bigger players who can hit that hard without much movement or rotation. However once in the second set they can no longer hold up this big hitting kind of play.

You have the experience and weapons. I just think that losing just a little bit of weight will help tremendously.

Xizel
10-22-2011, 10:15 AM
Your big serve was bailing you out.

Haha. That's the point of sacrificing your foot speed.

Larrysümmers
10-22-2011, 10:31 AM
You have a nice serve and groundstrokes and by experience I've only seen bigger players who can hit that hard without much movement or rotation. However once in the second set they can no longer hold up this big hitting kind of play.

You have the experience and weapons. I just think that losing just a little bit of weight will help tremendously.

i agree with this. just hitting the gym a lil and tighten up the diet a tad. at your level of play, former futures player 6.0, things like losing wt or adding muscle, changing diet, i guess overall fitness, is what separates the greats from the goods.
roddick lost 15lbs and he flew around the court. fish. novak.

HunterST
10-22-2011, 10:37 AM
Personally, my favorite video of yours is the one with your dog rolling in the grass.

spacediver
10-22-2011, 01:04 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if that weight is helping generate pace on your serve. With more mass on the trunk, there is more angular momentum (providing you can still rotate it powerfully) to be channeled into the hitting arm.

Taylor Dent's another example.

dozu
10-22-2011, 01:52 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if that weight is helping generate pace on your serve. With more mass on the trunk, there is more angular momentum (providing you can still rotate it powerfully) to be channeled into the hitting arm.

Taylor Dent's another example.

I always wonder if this theory has any merit... not so much in tennis, but so many chubby guys in golf.... Daly, jimenez, Laura Davis, just to name a few... that mass is actually helping them?

I have never been over 160 lbs, so can't even imagine what it's like.

Ducker
10-22-2011, 02:21 PM
after seeing this video i went out an ate 3 bigmacs with frys and 1 large cola plus milkshake.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-22-2011, 03:08 PM
Personally, my favorite video of yours is the one with your dog rolling in the grass.

Dont watch my other videos then ******bag

Larrysümmers
10-22-2011, 03:21 PM
after seeing this video i went out an ate 3 bigmacs with frys and 1 large cola plus milkshake.

did you get stonned when you were watching it?

HunterST
10-22-2011, 04:10 PM
Dont watch my other videos then ******bag

I wasn't being rude. I have a pit bull too and he does the same thing. I thought it was funny. I can see how you'd assume I was being an *** considering the other comments you've received, though.

Limpinhitter
10-22-2011, 04:16 PM
Played some points today, here are the results, not a lot of rallies though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrquJRhZ2Dg&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w10cAmO7yw&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRPsX3Gv9UY&feature=player_detailpage








Ill post some videos of my return game later on.

Nice serving as always. But, you need an opponent who plays at your level who can get more returns in play and produce some interesting rallies. Arche3's suggestion to turn the camera on its side might work if it doesn't cut off your head and feet.

PS: After reading the thread, there seems to be a new crop of TT clowns who feel free to talk smack to a high level player, but, have probably never won a match in their lives.

Manus Domini
10-22-2011, 04:28 PM
TMOP, do you have any videos of you playing in your prime? I don't care how bad quality they are, I just think it'd be awesome to see.

Tennis_Monk
10-22-2011, 05:08 PM
I always wonder if this theory has any merit... not so much in tennis, but so many chubby guys in golf.... Daly, jimenez, Laura Davis, just to name a few... that mass is actually helping them?

I have never been over 160 lbs, so can't even imagine what it's like.

I am in support of this theory purely based on my own experience. Whenever i had a few extra pounds on me, my serve was more effective with pace and action. Part of 'operation GetFit' , i worked hard and dropped weight and became really fit. Other aspect of game improved but serve came down a level.

This repeated a few times over the course of last couple years (gaining weight and losing it) and every single time, it showed on serve.

highschoolertennis
10-22-2011, 07:52 PM
Great serving, hope to see a video where someone can return them and get some good points in.

atac
10-22-2011, 08:41 PM
Alright...

What does this tell you about yourself??
That you would be bagelled by a "tubby" or a "michelin man"

Go practiceHey! that was a compliment, Michelin Man is badass. Haven't you seen this commercial? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZDZVW_cSIU

JW10S
10-22-2011, 08:54 PM
[QUOTE=TheMagicianOfPrecision;6074830]Played some points today, here are the results, not a lot of rallies though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrquJRhZ2Dg&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w10cAmO7yw&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRPsX3Gv9UY&feature=player_detailpage
You need to pull up your shorts...

Funbun
10-22-2011, 10:57 PM
I think it's just me, but I think you need to get yourself a bit more prepared after a serve. Your opponents hitting some down the line shots that you probably could have gotten if you could have split step a bit faster.

Otherwise, nice serves. lol

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-23-2011, 02:08 PM
TMOP, do you have any videos of you playing in your prime? I don't care how bad quality they are, I just think it'd be awesome to see.

I had 30 min of video when i played Futures in USA in 2005, but my friend videotaped his wedding on the very same band :cry:

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-23-2011, 02:21 PM
Great serving, hope to see a video where someone can return them and get some good points in.

Thanx, ill try to do that

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-23-2011, 02:23 PM
I think it's just me, but I think you need to get yourself a bit more prepared after a serve. Your opponents hitting some down the line shots that you probably could have gotten if you could have split step a bit faster.

Otherwise, nice serves. lol

I agree, this sometimes happens when I play a guy that i know usually cant do anything with my serves.

Manus Domini
10-23-2011, 02:55 PM
I had 30 min of video when i played Futures in USA in 2005, but my friend videotaped his wedding on the very same band :cry:

Can you copy just the section that's you playing futures?

spacediver
10-24-2011, 12:10 AM
I always wonder if this theory has any merit... not so much in tennis, but so many chubby guys in golf.... Daly, jimenez, Laura Davis, just to name a few... that mass is actually helping them?

I have never been over 160 lbs, so can't even imagine what it's like.

Momentum is mass * velocity. The more momentum you can channel through your torso (the torso is the "momentum superhighway" in the serve), the faster your arm will swing. You can increase momentum by adding mass, or by adding velocity.

Clearly there is a tradeoff, since more mass is harder to move fast, so there is probably an optimal point at which the tradeoff yields the best momentum. That said, it's certainly true that if you have a heavier torso, you don't need to explode your torso as fast to generate the same pace on your serve.

dozu
10-24-2011, 05:25 AM
so tennis monk is right in why taylor dent serves so fast.... it was quite a puzzle to me seeing this guy who appears to be so stiff yet serves so fast.

dman72
10-24-2011, 09:38 AM
I never said the guys in the video couldn't play...they're both better than me. Simple fact is, when you are going to have a camera pointing at your ***, you might want to make sure your shorts fit right. :D

highschoolertennis
10-24-2011, 02:08 PM
I never said the guys in the video couldn't play...they're both better than me. Simple fact is, when you are going to have a camera pointing at your ***, you might want to make sure your shorts fit right. :D

i honestly don't see why people like you are trolling posts, this is why many people don't post videos. Would be embarrassing getting beat by someone that you mock though :D

dman72
10-26-2011, 05:47 AM
i honestly don't see why people like you are trolling posts, this is why many people don't post videos. Would be embarrassing getting beat by someone that you mock though :D

I'm not a troll, you idiot. I've been on the boards a while. the simple fact is a click on this guys video and I see someones butt crack sticking out from their shorts, you BET YOUR 14 YEAR OLD *** I'm going to make a comment about it. You would think someone his age would be observant enough to realize "hey, maybe I shouldn't post this video, because it's most prominent feature is MY BUTT CRACK."

dozu
10-26-2011, 06:17 AM
to be honest I never noticed the butt crack until you pointed out.

you guys pay too much attention to the peripheral stuff (some if it maybe jokes, I know).... but OP is one of the few guys who CAN PLAY and also posted something.. and I for 1, appreciate that.

Kam2010
10-26-2011, 06:22 AM
yeah all of you are a bunch of wankers
He's posted a vid of himself and he's probably better than all you dickless keyboard warriors out there posting negative comments.

Watch the tennis not his ***..

tennis_balla
10-26-2011, 06:25 AM
Whats with all the hate? Especially from club hacks who don't post a video of themselves. Put up or shut up.

CDestroyer
10-26-2011, 07:08 AM
TMOP,

It looks like we have the same weakness, movement. Great serve and strokes but the movement needs work, alot of work. And buy some bigger shorts.....please.

Limpinhitter
10-26-2011, 08:28 AM
I'm not a troll, you idiot. I've been on the boards a while. the simple fact is a click on this guys video and I see someones butt crack sticking out from their shorts, you BET YOUR 14 YEAR OLD *** I'm going to make a comment about it. You would think someone his age would be observant enough to realize "hey, maybe I shouldn't post this video, because it's most prominent feature is MY BUTT CRACK."

Funny, I didn't notice the butt crack until you (or someone), brought it up. I guess you have a bit of a butt crack fixation. And the 14 yo *** reference is just downright creepy.

tennis_balla
10-26-2011, 08:51 AM
I'm not a troll, you idiot. I've been on the boards a while. the simple fact is a click on this guys video and I see someones butt crack sticking out from their shorts, you BET YOUR 14 YEAR OLD *** I'm going to make a comment about it. You would think someone his age would be observant enough to realize "hey, maybe I shouldn't post this video, because it's most prominent feature is MY BUTT CRACK."

Just come out of the closet and get it over with. You know, we know, its pretty obvious so no need to hide it anymore. Stop living a lie, its ok the world will accept you for who you are and maybe you'll even get a chance to be an actor in Hollywood now, as its in fashion.

....just leave the minors alone.

CDestroyer
10-26-2011, 09:11 AM
Funny, I didn't notice the butt crack until you (or someone), brought it up. I guess you have a bit of a butt crack fixation. And the 14 yo *** reference is just downright creepy.

Haha the 14 year old *** reference is a Freudian slip.

LeonardKickServe
10-26-2011, 07:45 PM
Very nice hitting TheMagicianOfPrecision, great strokes ,and I have a question How long do your strings last ?
thank you

highschoolertennis
10-26-2011, 09:32 PM
I'm not a troll, you idiot. I've been on the boards a while. the simple fact is a click on this guys video and I see someones butt crack sticking out from their shorts, you BET YOUR 14 YEAR OLD *** I'm going to make a comment about it. You would think someone his age would be observant enough to realize "hey, maybe I shouldn't post this video, because it's most prominent feature is MY BUTT CRACK."

Bet my 14 years old ass? Are you a dumb **** or something? I don't give a **** how long you've been on forum your comment was pointless and unnecessary. Do you stop watching tennis based on how someone is dressed? Get over yourself and have some maturity.

frunk
10-26-2011, 09:50 PM
Thats a huge serve.

arche3
10-27-2011, 05:52 AM
Lol at all the hack comments... Some of you Internet hacks can't even hit two balls in a row lol. Magic videos The ball moves like your watching it on tv so it's moving Fast. Ground strokes are fast and solid. Obviously high level player. I am for one tired of the Internet tennis hacks who are master of tennis forums and think reading tw and online tips makes them better tennis players. It helps when they actually get on a court sometimes. I think I am starting to agree with dozu. That you should post a video before you start spouting tennis knowledge on here. Especially if your only spouting stupid comments.

BigT
10-27-2011, 10:23 AM
Best thread in awhile...

skiracer55
10-27-2011, 10:42 AM
...if you're serving, you don't need or want long rallies. There wasn't any real point in going to net in this situation, because you were controlling play and shortening the points to your advantage from the backcourt. I saw one rally where you hit a series of strong cross court forehands and won the point. Against a stronger opponent, though, who could outrally and outpower you from the baseline, you'd have to take the net, so be aware of that.

Your opponent definitely has a better backhand than forehand; you have to keep him honest, of course, but when in doubt, especially on serve, I'd either go to the forehand or use a body serve...

jdubbs
10-27-2011, 02:33 PM
I saw one point in the 3rd video where you hit a decent 2nd serve, but your opponent hit a sharp ball down the line that you didn't return.

Your 2nd serve is like a slower version of your first serve, and therefore easy to plan for and smack. Much like mine, actually.

I would think about working on a kick serve or something to change it up a bit, so that its not to predictable.

But your first serve...wow. Wouldn't change too much.